You know those Moms that I usually judge and make fun of because they are uber parents?
Yes, I used the word uber again.
Well, today I found myself committing a Mommy’s Weird Faux Pas.
I got involved.
But, I didn’t really mean to. It seemed like the natural thing to do.
I was picking Whirldwind up from Pre School. As soon as I walked in the door, I was instructed to take my shoes off and head to the back room. It’s Dinosaur Week and the back room was converted into a series of tunnels, ponds and piles of … of….of… stuff.
Immediately, I crawled through the first tunnel.
“Way to go …there’s a good Mom!” said the Pre School Instructor.
Wait. Huh. Was I the only person crawling through the tunnels?
I pulled up my stretchy jeans from half way down my flat ass and looked around.
Yup. Just me.
There were lots of different tunnels. So, I was talking a well deserved break from the first one. When I heard a Mom say to her son, “Oh, I don’t think I will fit through there.”
And because I have turned into “Uber Parent”, I say, “If I did, you can!”
Mostly, I’d like to tell you I said that because I was having fun and encouraging her to do the same. But, honestly, I said it b.c it was literally true. She was HALF the size of my thigh.
At this point it was time to leave the Dinosaur Decorated back room. I could have stood up and walked out, like everyone else. But, at this point, I realized that I was the only parent crawling through the tunnels. And because I like the attention, I crawled out of the last tunnel.
And, like a good Pre School Ieacher should, I was praised again, ” Good Work, Mom”.
I wonder what I will get to do next week?!